Tag Archive for: PTSD

The Borderline Time Traveler: BPD and PTSD

I am currently reading for a future review and lots of little posts like this in the meantime, (FTC Disclaimer: I was sent this book by New Harbinger Publications with no obligation.) Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder: Relieve Your Suffering Using the Core Skill of Dialectical Behavior Therapy by Blaise Aguirre, MD and Gillian Galen, […]

Triggered by Road Rage (and How I Used DBT Skills to Cope)

I experienced something very scary today that shook me to the core and got my nervous system triggered.  Have you ever been involved in road rage?  Whether you’ve been the “villain” or the “victim” of this heinous behavior (and, I’ve been both more than once), you know how terrible you are left feeling after the […]

Fear of Getting Older and Borderline Personality Disorder (Age Regression, Trauma)

One of the major components of having Borderline Personality Disorder, and often for sufferers of PTSD who were traumatized as children, is an intense fear of being abandoned.  For many of us, even sensing a change in facial expression, tone of voice, or mood in someone we love can cause us to panic and worry […]

Coping With Distressing Thoughts (i.e. Disordered Thinking, OCD, BPD)

Many of us can relate to finding ourselves on the hamster wheel, with repeated, intrusive, even disturbing thoughts that distress us.  Here are some common thoughts that many people with Borderline Personality Disorder (as well as those with eating disorders/disordered eating, OCD – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and anxiety experience.) *Trigger Warning: You may want to skip this […]

Coping With Distressing Thoughts (i.e. Disordered Thinking, OCD, BPD)

Many of us can relate to finding ourselves on the hamster wheel, with repeated, intrusive, even disturbing thoughts that distress us.  Here are some common thoughts that many people with Borderline Personality Disorder (as well as those with eating disorders/disordered eating, OCD – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and anxiety experience.) *Trigger Warning: You may want to skip this […]

Loneliness and Connecting With Others

Many of us with Borderline Personality Disorder know what it means to feel lonely.  In my personal experience, I feel that I am a good, likable person at heart — someone who has something to contribute and who likes lifting others up in word and deed. I enjoy being around others and conversing — be it a […]

Triggered by Tragedy in Connecticut

*** Trigger Warning: This post’s topic includes details of a triggering news story that occurred in the USA today.*** I went against my better judgment today.  After hearing the tragic news of yet another shooting, this time at an elementary school in Connecticut, instead of processing through my feelings after hearing the coverage on the […]

The Biology of An Emotion | Slowing Down Anxiety, Panic,and Distress

This week, a number of my #BPDfriends on Twitter were suffering from what appeared to me to be intense episodes of emotional dysregulation — something that I, as a person with Borderline Personality Disorder, am all too familiar with (thought they are far and few between compared with years past).In each instance that I was honored […]

How I’m Coping With Sexual Harassment At Work

I’ve been really frustrated lately.  I am normally able to write very openly about my struggles and triumphs on my journey with Borderline Personality Disorder, but recently I’ve held back a bit. The reason is complicated, and after giving it careful thought, I have decided that it’s okay to open up about about some of the […]